Fresh from losing Quade Cooper to a season-ending injury, the Wallabies camp has been struck with another key player ruled out of the clash with Argentina in San Juan on Saturday.
According to Fox Sports, the Wallabies will be without Hunter Paisami for the second Rugby Championship Test against Argentina after the centre suffered a head knock in the bonus-point win in Mendoza.
Paisami’s absence will cause yet another reshuffle to Australia’s backline, with Lalakai Foketi expected to take his place at inside centre, partnering Len Ikitau in midfield.
Irae Simone, who will join French club Clermont after the mini tour of Argentina, looks set to be named on the bench after joining the squad this week.
In an inexperienced midfield, James O’Connor could start at flyhalf as Cooper’s replacement after the latter suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the campaign opener.
Reece Hodge replaced Cooper off the bench in the second half and had a perfect kicking game off the tee, but it appears that O’Connor will be given the nod despite his recent poor form in the home series against England.
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